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The Ancient City of Firuzabad

Firuzabad, Fars Province, Iran
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Shiraz

Duration

1 Day

Finish

Shiraz

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The Ancient City of Firuzabad

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Overview

The Ancient City of Firuzabad

We start our discovery in the Qal’eh Dokhtar, a hidden gem inside a mysterious mountain. We need to drive 100 km away from Shiraz to get there and it’s placed on the top of a mountain, 300 meters walking and climbing is also needed. Finally, you are standing in front of a buff-colored castle which still shows its magnificence and greatness to the visitors.

This is the first construction Ardeshir, the founder of Sassanid dynasty, built. We step on a staircase which is the entrance way to the castle. Inside, you can see different stairs which connect rooms to each other. When you observe gorgeous carvings and high vaulted roofs you will be inspired by architectural development of that time. The castle is made of stone and plaster and consists of 3 main floors.

There’s still another palace waiting for us. It’s one of the most glorious buildings of the Sassanid era called Ardeshir Babakan Palace and when you talk under its high vaulted roofs, your voice reflects amazingly. The exquisite decorations in the halls around can be compared to Persepolis. In the east side of the palace, you may notice a fire temple, that was a place for Zoroastrians to pray.

After visiting all these archaeological sites, let’s relax in a sprightly flourish valley called Tange Kheqe in the south-east of Firouz Abad. When you look around, some tents might engage your attention. These belong to nomadic tribes who live in the same region. You can buy their products and get familiar with their intriguing lifestyle.

Our last destination in this tour is an ancient city called Firouz Abad(Shiraz tour). They used to call it Ardeshir Khoreh in the past and it’s one of the first round-shaped cities in the world. As you enter the city, you will see a minaret right in the center, which was a symbol of kingdom power. In this city, you can also observe other Sassanid heritages like Persia’s oldest observatory.

If you’ve got excited by this adventurous trip till now, you should know that’s not all about it, there are a lot more to discover and learn. A trip to the old Persia and getting familiar with its people is definitely both fun and educational.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Historical Attractions
Cultural Attractions
Natural Attractions

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+12

Meals

0 Breakfast | 0 Lunch | 0 Dinner

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

None

Equipment

None

Included

-Snacks
-Water bottle

Excluded

- Entrance fee

  • Qal’eh Dokhtar castle
  • Ardeshir Babakan Palace
  • Round Sassanid City of Firouz Abad
Hicham Kabbage
Hicham Kabbage
2023-04-14
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Excellent service and support Excellent Service ! i am surprised by the reactivity and the will to help and find quickly hotels, flights and solutions for me, even though the holiday season makes things challenging. Chatting through whatsapp made things super smooth and extremely easy. I was interacting with two people from TAP Persia, Rojin and Sohrab. They were just amazing ! They are the ones who reached out to me directly and interacted instantly with me day and night. Great job guys !I used earlier a different company but i was disappointed, i strongly recommend TAP Persia .Keep up the great work !
Furusan
Furusan
2023-04-10
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Visa service for Iran Tappersia was very quick in getting the grant notice for e visa for Iran. I got the grant notice on the following day after they submitted my application to the ministry of foreign affairs.They are very responsive thru WhatsApp.
Rebekka M
Rebekka M
2023-04-10
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Visa application service With TAP Persia we applied for an Iran Visa. They answered every question we had quickly and very friendly. Within 5 days, we got our Visa approval. We thank again for your service.
Amine A
Amine A
2023-04-10
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Visa Je remercie infiniment l'équipe Tap persia pour leur efficacité et rapidité pour l'obtention du visa , ça durée 24 heure pour l'avoir, l'équipe est très réactive même les weekends je recommande vivement et sans hésitation Je viens de passé au consulat d'Iran a paris pour la récupérer et j'ai payé que 30 euro mille merci ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Khushi D
Khushi D
2023-04-09
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Great service It is an amazing experience. Visa process with tap Persia is hassle free and I loved how they’re available to help us 24/7
Pat R
Pat R
2023-04-04
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Fabulous agency - can't recommend more highly for travellers to Iran I decided to go to Iran at short notice and was only able to do so thanks to the exceptional service provided by TAP Persia.What further complicated was my ignorance of being in the middle of Nowruz and the impact that has on flight availabilities etc.In the first instance, that revolved around speedy obtainment of a visa as well as other aspects such as insurance and mah card via their great-value welcome pack.Thereafter, all of my accommodation, tour guides and transport between destinations was arranged by the beyond-wonderful Mahgol with tremendous efficiency, patience and responsiveness - I could not praise nor thank her enough.Communications are as good as can be.With my lack of Farsi and, more specifically, incomprehension of the alphabet, doing things in this manner was the only way to go.All of the guides - Fatemah, Amin, Fardin, Moji, Peyman and Masoud - were fantastic being passionate, knowledgeable, smarter-than-average bears and very nice people.Rasool, Mehrnoush and Sohrab in the office were also very helpful.I would say though that, to help them (especially) to try to draft your itinerary as much as possible before approaching them as this will save time i.e. places, days in each, hotel price-range then trust them to select the latter for you.
Jan
Jan
2023-04-02
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Great Service :) TApersia accompanied us well on the way to our Iran visa. My wife's visa took 2 weeks longer than mine (German EU & I'm Swiss). Our questions were always answered quickly by the nice Mahgol via WhatsApp. We think she did her best for our visa processing. After a while, we were also asked how we were doing! Nice, support and promptness are at the highest level.
Mariam Alwazir
Mariam Alwazir
2023-03-28
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Solo Saudi female in <3 IRAN <3 10/10. It's hard for me to be succinct, but I will try. I am a Saudi who has been impressed, curious, and infatuated by Iranian culture(s), Iron Age history, Islamic & other religious histories, architecture, and geography for over 15 years. Yum, and food. I wanted initially to continue my Persian language study at Dehkhoda Institute, however student visas take much longer than other visas to process, and I would likely miss my class during the processing time. I was disheartened and scrambled through my Google bookmarks looking for old travel that I had saved over the years in my Iran folder. ;) TAP Persia was bookmarked numerous times and I quickly applied for a tourist visa. Hey, I can still practice some Persian as a tourist, right? THE PROCESS WAS SO EASY. So smooth! Mahgol deserves all the praise and recognition for bringing relief to my anxious-self (because I had already long-ago booked my airline tickets and took time off work!), and she walked me through all the steps in a timely manner and with competence and grace. Even during the first week of Norouz and Ramadan, I got a friendly update and advice -- got my tourist visa within 5 or 6 days (the Ministry was closed for Ramarouz, but WOW that was still quick). I cried from happiness and surprise... Thank you thank you. I will be in Iran April to mid-May. Originally I just registered for TAP Persia welcome package + visa help, but now I'm pretty curious about signing up for one or 2 of their tours now. I am beyond impressed and excited. This travel company, Mahgol, & this team already made me feel safe and like I'm going home, and I imagine with their business practice, will prosper for many years down the road. Thank you so much. Someone please remind me to update this post with photos once I arrive to Iran <3
Boba
Boba
2023-03-27
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Easy amd efficient visa service I was more than happy with the visa application process done via TAP Persia. All went smoothly. The team is very kind, responsive and professional. The support and promptness are at the highest level.
Daniel S
Daniel S
2023-03-24
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Iranvisum Ich habe mein Visa für den Iran über TAP Persia beantragt, da der normale Weg zu kompliziert war und sehr viele potentielle Fehler birgt. Ich kann den Service definitiv empfehlen. Alles ist sehr gut und detailliert beschrieben. Der Preis für diesen Service ist es in meinen Augen definitiv Wert. Auch der Kontakt nach der Beantragung über WhatsApp war sehr gut. Sehr freundlich und hilfreich.

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#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
41 Person, 120€ each person11 €-90,00
12 Persons, 60€ each person22 €-60,00
23 Persons, 40€ each person33 €-30,00
34 Persons, 30€ each person44 €0,00

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Firuzabad, Fars Province, Iran

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The Ancient City of Firuzabad
Winston Ech
11/12/2019

The Ancient City of Firuzabad

I did the Firuzabad tour with Mojtaba, my tour guide for the day. He picked me up the day before for the Persepolis tour and I enjoyed hanging out with him. He did a really good job with historic background and keeping that smile fresh!
The Ancient City of Firuzabad
Jennie So
10/05/2019

a great day trip tp the beach

This tour was our first experience with Iran. The booking was simple and quick. Rasool was friendly and funny! Along the way, we stopped at the red beach and rewarded our feet with beautiful shiny sands. Following with yummy shark dishes. The trip to the beach was very well organized and fun, we highly recommend it to everyone.
The Ancient City of Firuzabad
Jaidan
16/11/2018

A ghostly town

Our guide was spectacular. He kept everyone engaged with role plays of ancient Persia. Super friendly and adjusts the tour to fit the age. I highly recommend exploring Iran with these guys. The ghosted attractions have many tales to tell.
The Ancient City of Firuzabad
Benita
18/02/2018

Mojtaba the tour master!

Very funny and educational, our guide Mojtaba was the best. My girlfriend and I came out believing in the great history of Persia's history. The tour was informative and fun too! The ancient city of firuzabad was nice enough to take our breath away. I highly recommend this tour and look forward to going on another tour with tappersia!!
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